Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education Master's Degree Child and Family Studies
Let me introduce myself to you! I have been teaching in NC for over 23 years. I attended Appalachian State University and then went on to obtain by Masters degree from UNC-Charlotte. My philosophy of teaching is that you need to focus on the whole child not just parts such as reading, math, etc. If we do not focus on all aspects of a child's development then he/she will never be successful in other areas. One way to accomplish this goal is by creating a partnership with the families in my classroom. You are your child's first and most important teacher. By working together in a collaborative manner, we can ensure that your child will reach his/her fullest potential.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family! I have a fifteen year old daughter that keeps me on my toes! We enjoy going to the beach for some relaxation and fun when time permits.
I look forward to getting to know each of you this year!
- To enter the school, you MUST bring a VALID Driver’s License to scan into the computer system
before you can check your child out of school or enter
- It will record the number of times that you are entering and leaving the
- When your child is absent/late, due to a doctor’s appointment you must send a Doctor’s note with the following information:
- Child’s Name
- Date of absence(s)
- Reason for absence
Kindergarten Supply List
1 pair of Safety Scissors
48 Glue Sticks
4 packs of 24 Crayola crayons
1 box of Kleenex
1 pencil box (no bags!)
1 plain white t-shirt (one size bigger)
Wish List Items
Amazon Gift Cards (to purchase cases for I-Pads)
Ziploc bags all sizes
White and Colored Copy Paper
White and Colored Cardstock Paper
Color Expo Markers
Juices boxes and extra snacks
Mrs. Morton’s Kindergarten Schedule
8:25–8:55 Arrival (unpack, bathroom, quiet centers, manipulatives)
9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting (greeting, sharing, activity)
9:15–9:45 Whole Group (morning message, read aloud, and Fundations)
9:50-10:50 Math Whole Group and Centers
11:15-11:25 Bathroom and Read Aloud
11:25-1:15 Literacy Block (reading groups, literacy centers, writing)
1:55 – 2:45 Enrichment Classes
3:05 – 3:45 Social Studies/Science/Daily Review
Monday-STEM Class (library book due today!!!)
Friday-PE (tennis shoes required!)
We are so thankful for our outpouring of support from our community during this time of need. Many people have called, emailed, and messaged looking for ways to volunteer or offer donations. In order to be able to organize this effort, we ask that anyone wishing to volunteer or supply donations fill out this brief support form.
At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.
The Johnston County Board of Education will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, April 27. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.